To Consistently Deliver a Gold Standard Experience For Your Business
This month we're very excited to share some organizational changes we've made at Wimsatt to help us hone and perfect the Gold Standard experience at every touchpoint we have with your business.
Director of Branch Operations
Driving that consistent experience begins with a new position at the company, the Director of Branch Operations. We're pleased to announce that Toledo Branch Manager Len Hawkins has been promoted to this new role. Len's roughly 27 years in the industry (including 11 years at Wimsatt, the last eight as our Toledo Branch Manager) have prepared him well for this role. Len is excited to dig in and partner with our Branch Managers, Operations Managers, and all branch associates to help them be the best versions of themselves.
Director of Logistics
We're delighted to welcome Barry Crane to Wimsatt as our Director of Logistics, another new role at Wimsatt. Barry has had a very successful career spanning three decades with well-known companies like FedEx and Walmart, having led all facets of supply chain execution including safety, logistics, distribution, transportation, operations, budgeting, forecasting, planning, and more. We are excited to add Barry’s expert-level skill set to Wimsatt’s leadership team. As Director of Logistics, Barry will be working very closely with our Operations Managers in the ongoing implementation of new logistics technology. Barry is excited to share his expertise with the team, refine our processes, and help us elevate the Gold Standard experience for our customers.
Fleet Delivery Instructors
There is a lot to learn to become a professional Truck Driver at Wimsatt. To make sure our delivery professionals receive a thorough onboarding experience and regular coaching, we've created the new Fleet Delivery Instructor position. Longtime trainer Alan Miller has been promoted to this new role. With a focus on safety and education, Alan shares his knowledge with our delivery associates company-wide to ensure the consistent execution of our delivery procedures.
Welcoming New Leadership in Toledo, Waterford, and Traverse City
We're pleased to announce that Waterford Branch Manager Joel Boyd has been promoted to Group Sales Manager. Prior to his 13 years in sales roles at Wimsatt, Joel ran his own contracting company for 12 years. This experience gives him the perspective to understand the challenges you face every day. In his new role, Joel will act as a coach for our Territory Managers to develop their talent as a valuable resource for your company.
To fill Joel's shoes as Waterford Branch Manager, we are happy to welcome back Nick Cunningham! Nick's career in the industry started as a Wimsatt Territory Manager in Waterford from 2012 - 2016, before additional sales stints in building materials manufacturing and distribution. Nick's experience will make a great addition to the Waterford team.
With Len's promotion to Director of Branch Operations, we're proud to announce the promotion of Matt Harman to Len's former role as Toledo Branch Manager. Matt has been with us from the beginning in Toledo as a Territory Manager and has been a driving force in introducing the Gold Standard to contractors in the Toledo market. We're excited to see what he'll accomplish as Branch Manager.
We are thrilled to announce that Jesse Dean has been promoted to Operations Manager in Traverse City. Jesse has spent the last several years on the road as a successful Territory Manager; prior to that, he built his career in Operations as a Roof Loading Specialist, Truck Driver, Material Handling Specialist, and Warehouse Supervisor. Jesse is returning to his roots in Operations to share his knowledge and experience with our Traverse City delivery professionals.
These changes illustrate our continued investment in our people. All of this is in an effort to provide you with a predictable, reliable experience when you choose Wimsatt. So that no matter which salesperson you work with, no matter which branch you purchase material from, no matter which team completes your delivery - you know what to expect, and we deliver. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust with a consistent Gold Standard experience at every interaction.
About Dave Karras
Dave Karras is the Marketing Manager at Wimsatt Building Materials.